Drawing for Age 10 and Up  $90
Sessions 1 and 2:  8:00am-9:20am
Greg Grant, Instructor

Drawing is one of the most important classes we offer, as it is the basis for all
forms of visual interpretation.  These classes will help students learn to "see"
as they practice drawing interesting subjects in a representational manner from
both photos and from direct observation.  Younger students follow along with
an instructor during each class, and afterwards are allowed to have free-draw
time.  Older children and teens work independently in charcoal, pastel, graphite,
or other media.  Beginners through advanced. 



Drawing for Age 6 to 9 
$90
Sessions 1 and 2:  1:30pm-2:50pm
Channah Lohman, Instructor

Weekly Saturday Drawing for Age 6 to 9   $90
Saturdays only, 10:00am-12:00noon
July 16 -August 20
Channah Lohman, Instructor


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Younger childen always enjoy this class as they are introduced to formal training in a fun and engaging manner.  Our program stimulates visual awareness while helping kids develop REAL skills.  Learning to measure for proportions, seeing shadows and highlights, composition, and developing control of the medium are the primary elements we work on with children.  Instructor Channah will lead students in a charcoal draw-along project featuring a different animal each week.  After each draw along, the class gets free draw time, where kids can make creative choices.  This course is designed to be ongoing for young artists, and they are encouraged to take as much drawing as possible.  Reinforcement, synthesis, and practice are the vital components for dynamic visual learning, nurtured by creativity and freedom of choice.  Learning is an evolutionary process, with personal growth building and compounding with each lesson.  The "aha" moments come at different times for each young child, as they are all complex and unique individuals, with brains processing information in different ways.  We understand this, and therefore limit our class sizes to guarantee individual attention. 

 

 


 

Scroll down for classes

"Providing the finest formal art training
to children and adults since 1988"

NOW in our 28th year, the ArtQuest School of Art & Design remains committed to offering the very finest formal art training to gifted and/or talented children and teens.  Working in small groups, students expand artistic proficiency through fun, yet intense sessions with internationally acclaimed artist Gregory Graham Grant, his stable of local professional artists, college art major interns, and ArtQuest trained instructors.  REAL skills are developed, essential for personal growth, learning, and self-esteem.
 
We believe that art is more than simple recreation.      

Developmental arts education is the single most important factor in assimilating cultural literacy, an awareness which will pay lifelong dividends.  Art enhances communication skills by stimulating the creative right side of the brain.  Our program, designed for exceptional children, addresses both creative and quantitative potential by utilizing existing visual maxims in learning to draw accurately - a left brained pursuit - then encouraging individual aesthetic choice as to the presentation of this information.  THIS is the classic paradigm upon which traditional artistic values are built.  Simply put:  you have to learn the rules before you can break them.  Children with an artistic gift deserve such an approach if they are to ever maximize their creative potential. 

We believe that mediocrity is worse than failure.

We teach children that patience is indeed a necessary virtue in the creative process.  They are encouraged to take their time and do their best work.   A work of art is not a perfunctory task, it requires it's own time, it's done when it's done.  Instant gratification is a syndrome that plagues us all; our society has indoctrinated us in the quick and easy.  At the ArtQuest School we give that gentle push to inspire children to work a little harder, to strive for excellence.     

Gregory Graham Grant and his ArtQuest School received a special commendation from 
Florida Governor Lawton Chiles in 1996 for excellence in developmental arts education. The school has served thousands since 1988 through local, regional, and international outreach programs, and provides altruistic services, instruction, and assistance to deserving agencies and individuals.


Gregory Graham Grant's

Session 1:  June 20 - 30
Session 2:  July 11 - July 21
Weekly Saturday classes!

Create your own schedule!

ArtQuest students develop a solid foundation in traditional technique which they can then apply to their own creative whims. 

is why my school exists.  It's about learning the nature of things:  light, proportion, composition and color, and their contextual integration with random spontaneity. 

Humor and gentle encouragement are used to develop this valuable foundation, after which young artists are at liberty to explore the vast creative potential of their hearts and souls."        Greg Grant
"Teaching students to 'see'

Providing the finest formal art training to
children, teens, and adults since 1988

SUMMER ARTS 2016

Click on this pic to watch a video of the progression of this portrait by Elena Grant

Acrylic painting by Channah, Drawing and Color & Creative Design Instructor for 6-9 year olds

Original paintings by Greg Grant, ArtQuest School founder, director, and instructor:

Session 1:  June 20 - 30
Session 2:  July 11 - July 21
Session 3:  July 25 - August 4
Weekly Saturday classes!

Create your own schedule!

aaaaaaaaaaaaiii